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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,126 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,126
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 414
Gots: 1,011 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from Champagne's for $7.99 22oz bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice head that is gone within a minute to a film. Dark amber gold color. Super dark almost brown.

S- A lot of malt here. Tons of hops.

T- Super rich and complex. Honey galore. Scotch overtones.

M- Super thick and creamy.

O- Nice beer but very heavy. Enjoyable fresh and am looking forward to an aged one in a year or two.

Food Pairing

This wonderful big beer went well with....... Chicken wings with medium hot sauce. Blue cheese really pairs well.

Enjoy

Photo of Chris_ulmer6
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014
I have a more fully developed palette since I drank it last time

This time, all I taste is malts, malts, and malts with a hint of malts. Aside from the malts, this is still a really good beer. I drank it at around 13C and you can definitely taste the fruitiness of the body. You can barely taste the alcohol.

Photo of DonnaDeeTubbs
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KentCstrait
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 2014 Stone box set:
Nice mostly clear ruby brown color. Head grows thick and lasts, lacing the glass with copious amounts of residual head that clings. Nose is a tad weak, but has some sweet candy-like notes (dark cherry-ish), some dark fruit, but an abundance of hops bite (woody, even piney).

The taste does have a certain boldness of hops, but is a bit more balanced than I expected (but not actually balanced). This is a Stone Arrogant Bastard, after all. Cola-like candy flavor is the first taste that hits. It turns with the addition of hops bitterness into an earthy flavor, almost a bit of coffee ice cream flavor for a fleeting moment before the hops reach their full power. Woody in nature, the hops just linger with the candy flavor, providing a weird long-term taste that isn't my favorite. Body is fairly full, carbonation plays perhaps just a tad too much.

Not a big flavor profile difference than regular Arrogant Bastard, I don't think (even if I described them differently). The final hop/candy flavor is just off-putting enough for me to rate it any higher.

Photo of GerryPendry
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brevbin
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of let8it8grow
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrispaulgeorge
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DockHops
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at okemo Jackson gore inn.

Photo of Quafftastic
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of niqhoward
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chritter
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jairwin
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnye1981
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dyjaba123
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,126 ratings.